01 February 2009

Portumna Parish Announcements Sun 01 February 2009 – 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time


Masses: St. Brigid’s Church

Saturday 31st January   @   11am   -   (A) Jim Conlon
Saturday 31st January   @   8pm   -   (A) Michael & Matilda Fahy
Sunday 1st February   @   11am   -   (A) Michael & Christina Loughnane (A) James Muldoon
Monday 2nd February   @   8:30am   -   (A) Paddy/Criss & Colin Slevin
Tuesday 3rd February   @   8:30am   -   P.I. - Feast of St. Blaise
Wednesday 4th February   @   7:30pm   -   P.I. - (Note the time Change)
Thursday 5th February   @   7:30pm   -    
Friday 6th February   @   7:30pm   -   (A) Vincent Dillon
Saturday 7st February   @   11am   -   (A) Desmond Durack & Jack Cowan (A) Mary Keane
Saturday 7st February   @   8pm   -   (A) Michael/Sean & Matilda Fahy
Sunday 8th February   @   11am   -   (A) Billy Salmon (MM) Dympna McDonagh



Sat/Sun 7th & 8th Feb
8pm: Cepta Clarke
11am: Cathy Dillon


Eucharistic Ministers:

Sat/Sun 7th & 8th Feb
8pm: Sean O’Dwyer,Mary Fahy,Chris Smyth.
11am: Siobhan Tuohy,Nancy Dermody,Maura Scott.
Please Note: If you are unable to attend to your ministry, please take responsibility for providing a substitute.


Altar Servers:

Sat/Sun 7th & 8th Feb

8pm: (1) R.Sullivan,C.Hackett,K.O’Neill,M.Sullivan,
11am: (4) T.Harte,K.Gibbons,L.Houlihan,B.Doyle.



Job 7:1-4, 6-7. Ps 146. 1 Cor 9:16-19, 22-23. Mk 1:29-39.


Offertory Collection:

Total €1,719



Sincere sympathy to John Dillon & family, St.Joseph’s  Rd, Portumna

on the death of his father John (Brod) Dillon,Eyrecourt and formerly of Shanvally, Portumna.


Fr. Brendan Lawless P.P

T: 090-9741092, Mob. 087-2622076, Dunkellin Terrace, Email: brendanlawless@gaelic.ie

Fr.Abe Kennedy

T: 090-9741188 Mob: 086-1060811, Clonfert Ave


Church of St. Peter & St. Paul Boula

Sunday 1st February   @   9:30am   -   (A) Vincent O'Meara
Sunday 8th February   @   9:30am   -   (A) Mai Hardiman (A) Josie & Kitty Dolphin

Reader: Ann Heagney


Annual PRO-Life Collection:

On Sat/Sun 31st Jan & 1st Feb. Please support.


Blessing of St.Brigid’s Crosses:

On Sunday 1st Feb at 11am. Feast of St.Brigid.

Blessing of Candles:

On the feast of the presentation of the lord on Monday at 8.30am.

Feast of St.Blaise:

On Tuesday 3rd Feb. Mass and the blessing of throats at 8.30am and also on Sat 7th Feb after 8pm Mass.

Meeting of all Eucharist Ministers:

On Thursday 5th Feb after 7.30pm Mass.

Medjugorje Pilgrimage:

16th May – 7 nights. Ex Shannon. Details from Michael Mulryan, Athenry 087-6737888 or 091-850855.

Camera Club:

First meeting of the year 09 this Tuesday 3rd Feb at 8.30pm in the Maple Kitchen.


Safe Pass Course:

Held monthly in Killimor. Enquires to 090-9676565. Places Limited.


Portumna Golf:

Golf Lessons will commence for adult and juniors on Saturday 31st Jan from 10am-duration 6 weeks- price €90 for adults and €30 for juniors. Contact Jim Hynes at 087-6411711.

Remembrance Service:

For parents who have suffered bereavement through the death of their children, miscarriage or stillbirth on Monday 2nd Feb at 7.30pm in hospital chapel.

Homecare and Domestic Assistants:

Required for the Galway/Roscommon area. Must have CPR or Manual Handling Certificates. For further information contact Maire Ni Neachtain or Nuala O Donnell. 091-762426.

Singers Needed-OMNA:

Portumna’s Adult Vocal Group is commencing the next series of workshops in Portumna Community School from 7.45pm – 9.30pm. If you are interested in giving your voice an airing then join this vibrant group under the guidance of Marie Power. Commencing on Feb 2nd Contact Joan at 087-6955166.

Portumna Pen Pushers:

If you want to join a writer’s group on alternate Wednesday nights- get the rhyme flowing, the memoir started or put that play on paper. Numbers are limited so get your name in now 087-2931055.

Portumna & District Active Retirement Assoc:

An urgent meeting is being held in the Retirement Village Social room on Tuesday 3rd Feb at 8pm to discuss an invitation for 7 members to Uras An Uachtarain. Members attending will be in the draw for invites. A.G.M is taking place on Thursday 12th Feb at 8pm. New members always welcome.

Golf Lessons:

Want to learn the game of golf or improve your golf skills ? a 6 week group of golf lessons for adults for only €70. Starting soon. Day and time of your choice. Equipment supplied if required. Qualified Coach. Contact Richard Clarke 087-2359572.

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